Excuses? Work, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, music composition duties. It's been a while since I've blogged. Well I haven't forgotten about SQL, in fact it's high on the priority list.
I've just received some new SQL books in the mail. It's time to have a go at some certifications again. 70-432 and 70-433, Database Implementation and Maintenance, and Database Design, respectively. Flicking through the books, there's so much I already know, but I've never actually been near SQL2008, so there's also some huge chunks that are absolute news to me.
I'm also starting a Masters of Information Technology at the University of New England, part-time by "distance education". My aim there is to broaden my knowledge of IT, being a person who "fell into" IT at work rather than doing an IT based degree first. The degree I completed in 1995 was a Bachelor of Science, majoring in microbiology and genetics. Now I'm a DBA. Go figure! Apparently it's not such a rare thing for your degree to not have a huge bearing on your career path anymore.
Well, anyhow, just wanted to let y'all know I'm still here. Catch you soon.